Sunday, September 18, 2016

Trout Tails - September 18, 2016

Sometimes you are forced to call an audible.  With all that was going on in and around Yellowstone this year, we decided to head west to Missoula instead of our annual park trip.  Exploring new water is always fun, and really, it was about time that we did this.  Don't get me wrong, I love the park, but it is nice to change it up every once and a while. 

We spent the week exploring small streams in the Bitterroot and Lolo National Forests, as well as fishing the Blackfoot.  While we didn't catch any monsters, we did catch quite a few nice fish.  Being from PA, it took a while to get used to fishing tricos at 2 in the afternoon, but we had 2 days in particular where there was pretty steady trico action from about 10-2pm.  Watching size 8 October Caddis (read pterodactyls) flutter around clumsily was pretty wild as well.  Probably could have done without the moose encounter 50 feet from the car at the end of one day, but after a couple detours, we were able to get to the car and snap a few photos.  Hope you enjoy!  Can't wait for next year!

Bull Trout Spawning, had to skip a good bit of water so we didn't disturb them, but pretty cool to see.  

October Caddis
Crawling in and out of this canyon was interesting, but absolutely beautiful!

Largest crayfish I've ever seen.  Around 8 inches....guess I know what I'll be tying for next year.

Another canyon excursion

The reward for the climb

We weren't the only ones fishing
Until next year

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Trout Tails - June 5, 2016

It has been a busy two months.  Water levels have been lower than normal, but the hatches have been incredible.  Spent a few days on the Elk in West Virginia, but ended up being about a week too early for the sulphurs there, and hit an odd weather pattern for May (rain, snow, and sleet) at the end of the trip.  Still managed some good fishing though.

The last couple weeks have been spent chasing wild fish in the mountains of Northcentral PA.  Green drakes on a 0 and 3 weight are a lot of fun!  There is still a lot of hatches to chase and fish to be had, so get out there! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Trout Tails - April 26, 2016

Just a few shots from last night's Wine, Women, and Waders put on by PA Council of TU at Pier 87 on the Loyalsock.  Thanks to Kandy for organizing it and all the volunteers and women that attended, it was a blast!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trout Tails - April 19, 2016

After what seemed like a never ending winter, Spring definitely sprung this weekend in Central Pennsylvania.  The Grannoms where out, although it wasn't the epic hatch that can occur, there were enough bugs to get the fish moving.  We had some pretty good fishing this past weekend, and Saturday morning was on fire!  While we did catch fish on top, we had to nymph the majority of them.  Lets hope we get some rain soon though, creeks are pretty low for this time of year.